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New KC star steel sculpture by artist Joel Laws unveiled at KC-Longview

Kilgore College held a ceremony May 27 to unveil the college’s new KC star steel sculpture at the corner of Center Street and South Street on the KC-Longview campus.

The steel sculpture, which is 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide, was created by local artist and former KC instructor Joel Laws.

In attendance at the ceremony were Joel Laws, artist; Christina Cavazos, Arts!Longview director; Toni Erskine, Arts!Longview board president; and Dr. Brenda Kays, KC president.

“At Arts!Longview, we are thrilled about the KC star sculpture. Promoting and preserving public art remains among the core pillars of Arts!Longview’s mission,” Cavazos said. “We believe public art, like the KC star sculpture, adds value to the cultural, economic and aesthetic vitality of our community.”

Cavazos said in addition to enhancing the beautification efforts in downtown Longview, she believes this sculpture also will engage and inspire those who live, work and visit the community.

Photo by Rachel Stallard/KC

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